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Alex Lightman is an author, entrepreneur, and futurist, who has made significant contributions to the adoption of IPv6, served as CTO of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization, and has authored several books on technology and society.



He is a Civil Engineering graduate of MIT (’83) and attended graduate school at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he studied negotiation with Jim Sebenius at the time he was advising the then-start up Blackstone Group, and comparative analysis of public policy in developing countries. Lightman's thesis at Harvard, "The US vs. UN: Cases for Space Authority," argued that the United Nations is unable to enforce decent standards and thus the United States government should develop and maintain hegemony in outer space.[1]


Alex Lightman was elected Executive Director of Humanity+ in 2009, and writes extensively for h+ magazine[2].

Brave New Unwired World

Lightman is the author of the first book on 4G wireless, 'Brave New Unwired World: The Digital Big Bang and the Infinite Internet', published by John Wiley[3] and has published over 100 articles for technology, business, and political publications including Red Herring, Chief Executive, and Internet World.


Alex Lightman is a member of the board of directors of Inova Technology, which purchased a controlling interest in, the first public company focused exclusively on developing applications for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Lightman is the CEO of Innofone, which had over sixty high technology and government customers, including the US government, NATO, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Nokia, ATT, and NTT. Lightman also organized the Coalition Summit for IPv6 and helped convince the US Department of Defense to improve the security of its networks and upgrade to IPv6.

Government Service

Lightman worked for US Senator Paul E. Tsongas (D-MA) and reporting directly to the Estimator of the Capitol and indirectly to the Architect of the Capitol in 1982, including service on several presidential campaigns and a state party in California, and recently including consulting and sponsored speeches to the ministry-equivalents in the US, China, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Singapore, as a Google search can verify. The US Dept. of Commerce and Dept. of State sponsored a tour of six Asian capitals that included receptions in Lightman’s honor in US embassies in summer 2006.


Lightman is interested in using the oceans and space as the common heritage of humanity and in civilization-level advancements. Lightman spoke to United Nations delegates on the subject of Space Solar Power (for the developing world) at the UNISPACE III conference. He has served on the boards of directors or trustees for space law and space development organizations. He has published and spoken about the case for US trusteeship of the moon and space, and debated future issues before large live audiences, such as “who owns Mars” with both the founder of the Mars Society and a United Nations spokesperson.


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